One day I sat down and actually counted how many times I've moved in my life. I was born in the Philippines, moved to California in the early 90's, moved back to the Philippines and back to California again in 1994. I've lived from San Diego, all over Orange County, LA, San Francisco (which was short lived) and now Upstate New York in Ithaca.
I move so much that I practically learned how to live out of a trash bag full of clothes. With that being said, I learned that a lot of things in life is temporary and that life is not permanent. And for that I try to live my life with no limitations and to keep pushing myself to do something new.
I received my degree this past Spring and decided to move to Ithaca sometime last year. Many have asked, "why Ithaca?" One, my best friend has lived here for 3 years and we wanted to create together. Two, I wanted to experience seasons and something new. Three, why not? I was used to living that city life and constantly being on the go. I needed to discipline myself and be able to have that time to focus on my goals. I unfortunately didn't have the will power to say 'no' to my friends when it comes to fun. And being here has really helped me learn about myself and accomplish my goals.
Moving is not easy. Being away from my family, boyfriend, and friends is the hardest thing. And the food choices... let's just say, I MISS IN-N-OUT & GOOD FOOD! I've been struggling with my social life in Ithaca because at my age I feel I've already built my core friends. It's also hard to relate to people here, which causes me to be completely anti-social (I apologize for my Snapchats.. I know its mostly my dogs).
Other than being lonely, Ithaca is GORGES! If I could have my family, boyfriend and friends in Ithaca... I would be super deeeeedupperrrr happy. I am however thankful for Matthew (my gay boyfriend). Last but not least.. my two children, Belle & Denali. <3